NHS Deepmind and the need for transparency in personal data use

The NHS Deepmind deal has been heavily criticised by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for serious privacy erosion that fell foul of the Data Protection Act The deal, which shared NHS patient data of 1.6m people with Google's AI company Deepmind, had "several shortcomings" including that patients were not adequately informed that their data would … Continue reading NHS Deepmind and the need for transparency in personal data use

NHS cyber attack shows perils of not holding our own personal data

The global cyber attack that hit huge corporations worldwide and paralysed much of the UK's National Health Service showed one thing above all - how easily centralised siloes of data can be rendered obselete. The Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack, which is believed to have affected more than 200,000 systems in over 100 countries, making it … Continue reading NHS cyber attack shows perils of not holding our own personal data